SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 10, 2015) -  Everyone is invited to ring in the Lunar New Year at Barona Resort & Casino on February 19, 26 and March 5 with traditional festivities, exciting new games and over $200,000 in cash giveaways! Celebrations kick off each drawing day with traditional Lion and Dragon dances at 9 p.m. followed by exciting drawings at 10 p.m. where five lucky players will win $8,888! You don't even have to be at the drawing to win.

This year's celebration will be even bigger and better than ever with the introduction of Dragon Alley, Barona's newly expanded Asian games pit which is the largest in San Diego dedicated to popular Asian table games.

Dragon Alley features eight Baccarat tables "face to face" and two new games: Supreme 99, a commission free style of Double Baccarat, and Asia Poker, an exciting Pai Gow poker variation. A Pair Fortune side bet and the Magic Progressive, a multi-table linked progressive, are available on Supreme 99.

"The all new Dragon Alley offers a gaming experience unlike anything else in Southern California and we can't wait to debut the new games as we celebrate the 'Year of the Goat' at Barona," said Rick Salinas, general manager of Barona Resort & Casino. "We have a lot of special things planned for players this Lunar New Year. We'll be sharing good luck and good fortune with Hong Bao envelopes and guests will enjoy Lion and Dragon parades, colorful performances and opportunities to win big cash prizes throughout the celebration!"

For a chance to win big in Lunar New Year giveaways, Club Barona members will earn one virtual entry per 250 points earned from midnight to 9 p.m. on each drawing day. Lucky Hong Bao will be distributed throughout the casino floor before the 9 p.m. Lion and Dragon dances. Finally, players who hit the "goat" bonus symbol on Party People games during Lunar New Year will win additional Hong Bao of up to $88.

Barona's award-winning Ho Wan Noodle Shop will offer a Lunar New Year menu featuring items including Fish Maw Crab Meat Soup, Taiwan A-Choy with Black Beans Dace Fish and Vietnamese-Style Basil Lobster among other Asian specialties. Players can also have dishes from this special menu delivered to their slot machine or table game through Gameside Dining.

About Barona Resort & Casino
Barona Resort & Casino, an AAA Four Diamond rated property, blends the best of San Diego's leading resorts with the gaming excitement of Las Vegas. Barona features 400 guest rooms and suites all with beautiful views of the Barona Valley, a variety of award-winning dining options, the AmBience Day Spa, a full-service events center and the 18-hole championship Barona Creek Golf Club, rated the 4th best resort course in California by Golfweek magazine.

For Barona Resort & Casino reservations and information, visit, or call toll free 888-7-BARONA (722-7662). You can also join Barona on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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